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On Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth"

New Books in Western European Studies

In 1925, on the French occupied island of Martinique, one of the most prominent voices in post colonial theory was born, Frantz Fanon. He was born to parents of both African and French descent, and was brought up in the ways of French culture. For most of Fanon’s life, he identified with French nationality. He even fought for France in WWII. But despite his initial loyalty to France, the French colonizers didn’t see Fanon as equal. In his early adulthood, Fanon began to see colonialism for what it really was. He became a vocal critic of colonialism. In his 1961 text The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon wrote about the psychological effects of colonialism, and the psychological hurdles of decolonization. Manan Ahmed is a historian and associate professor at Columbia University. He is the author of A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm. Follow us on Twitter @WritLargePod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

35mins

29 Nov 2022

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On Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth"

New Books in Critical Theory

In 1925, on the French occupied island of Martinique, one of the most prominent voices in post colonial theory was born, Frantz Fanon. He was born to parents of both African and French descent, and was brought up in the ways of French culture. For most of Fanon’s life, he identified with French nationality. He even fought for France in WWII. But despite his initial loyalty to France, the French colonizers didn’t see Fanon as equal. In his early adulthood, Fanon began to see colonialism for what it really was. He became a vocal critic of colonialism. In his 1961 text The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon wrote about the psychological effects of colonialism, and the psychological hurdles of decolonization. Manan Ahmed is a historian and associate professor at Columbia University. He is the author of A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm. Follow us on Twitter @WritLargePod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

35mins

29 Nov 2022

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On Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth"

New Books Network

In 1925, on the French occupied island of Martinique, one of the most prominent voices in post colonial theory was born, Frantz Fanon. He was born to parents of both African and French descent, and was brought up in the ways of French culture. For most of Fanon’s life, he identified with French nationality. He even fought for France in WWII. But despite his initial loyalty to France, the French colonizers didn’t see Fanon as equal. In his early adulthood, Fanon began to see colonialism for what it really was. He became a vocal critic of colonialism. In his 1961 text The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon wrote about the psychological effects of colonialism, and the psychological hurdles of decolonization. Manan Ahmed is a historian and associate professor at Columbia University. He is the author of A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm. Follow us on Twitter @WritLargePod. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

35mins

29 Nov 2022

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Frantz Fanon’s ”The Wretched of the Earth” (Part 1/2)

Theory & Philosophy

In this episode, I present the first half of Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy

42mins

15 Oct 2022

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The Wretched of the Earth: Frantz Fanon, Part Two

Ideas

One of the heroes of the Algerian war for independence from France was a young psychiatrist from Martinique. Frantz Fanon treated both Algerian victims of French brutality and torture, as well as French colonial officers and authorities responsible for it. This is the final episode in David Austin's 2006 series about the life and work of Frantz Fanon.

54mins

11 Oct 2022

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The Wretched of the Earth: Frantz Fanon, Part One

Ideas

The psychiatrist and political philosopher Frantz Fanon was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. This episode examines Fanon's early life under French colonial rule in Martinique, his involvement as a young man in WWII, and the influence of Jean-Paul Sartre on Fanon's thinking. A deep dive into the life of this remarkable thinker by Montreal writer David Austin.

54mins

10 Oct 2022

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HAP 107 - Lewis Gordon on Frantz Fanon

History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

We're joined by a leading Fanon expert to talk about a range of themes in his work: Negritude, psychiatry, and violence.

41mins

18 Sep 2022

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HAP 105 - Meeting the Gaze - Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks

History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

Frantz Fanon combines existentialist philosophy and psychiatry to diagnose the condition of the colonialized target of racism.

34mins

24 Jul 2022

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OC 154 Podcast - Episode 4 -GT, Dating Xhosa girls, Women in South African Sports Broadcasting, Frantz Fanon National Consciousness, Corruption during Mandela's presidency, Eskom and loadshedding

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We introduce you to our friend, GT, who is now part of the podcast.He is as much passionate about radio as H and myself, in fact, between the 3 of us, he has had more opportunities to be on air, than the two of us, for better or worse, lol.He is a pedi guy from Limpopo, but he is now based in Cape town, working and furthering his studies. Okay, that is an understatement, he is doing his PHD.This episode starts off by H jokingly warning him against dating the Xhosa women (or Xhosa daughters, as our friends refer to them these days) there in Cape-town, or maybe H was not joking, lol, I don’t know.This opens up an interesting conversation about inter-tribal dating and marriage.H recently got married, to a Venda lady, and GT and I are convinced that it was a conscious decision by him to marry someone from his tribe. The conversation then quickly offramps into how South African ladies are not impressed with pedi guys and the close relationships they maintain with their moms, bo mma, which GT tries to defend.The conversation then naturally progresses towards finding out how is our newly married friend, H, finding marriage. I think by now you are getting used to H, his answer is nothing like what you will hear from the Naked DJ on AskAMan. Let me just say, Mjolo has never sounded this philosophical before. Thereafter, H provides a much needed segue into our first topic of the day, females in sports broadcasting, The topic comes after an episode of the Unklipped with Tats Nkonzo that we watched on Youtube, where he sat down with the 3 queens of sports broadcasting in the country. This conversation takes different twists and turns, including the discussion of the inclination by different genders towards different careers fields, men and women relations, how our respective human experiences shape our outlook of life, and other related topics.From this discussion about, how evolutionary biology may have influenced the number of females who are interested in sports versus men, H then draws an analogy between the way evolution can influence the decision-making process of people, and the failures of the ANC government as a liberation movement, and their complacency when the struggle was finally over. I know this kind of an analogy may sound like a bit of a stretch, but it worked somehow. He then closes off his argument with a rather “half empty glass” conclusion, which he uses various claims to support. H’s arguments, and what may seem to many like pessimism, are interwoven with the theories of the famous French political philosopher, Frantz Fanon around what he refers to as national consciousness. You can check out AudioBook Masters SA channel on Youtube, where you can get to hear H expanding on these kind of ideas.And then later in the recording, you will hear our conversation rudely interluded by the soundtrack. This was my best attempt at disguising the fact that H’s power got cut, mid-sentence, due to loadshedding. I mean, in this country you cannot make things like this up. Yes I know, we do sometimes struggle for some really opportune segues in our conversations, but a power cut to transit us to talk about loadshedding is not my idea of a good segue.In any case, GT and myself seized the opportunity to talk about Eskom and loadshedding. GT makes an argument based on an accusation made recently by Julius Malema about the deliberate attempts by the ANC government to destroy Eskom in order to be able to sell off to private ownership, which is an argument that is gaining some serious momentum in the country. Although I do not totally disagree with the possibility of this being the case, I challenge GT, and many others who share these sentiments to consider whether the failures of the ANC may be purely due to their incompetence.

2hr 4mins

31 May 2022

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Frantz Fanon’s ”Black Skin, White Masks” (Part 2/2)

Theory & Philosophy

In this episode, I present the second half of Frantz Fanon's "Black Skin, White Masks." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy

44mins

5 Feb 2022

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